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they were waiting for asylum. >> this shows the death threats he has received from the taliban. >> this was the call i received last night in a translated. soon you will see punishment. >> after working for the british ministry, he is now in hiding. soon to be granted asylum in the u.k. his pleas have been in vain so far. >> the first target were the interest. they will top our heads off. it proves the british military of government to convince them my life is in danger. >> he is not alone. we were approached by a group of into vouchers still serving the purchase forces but now fearful of what will happen when they leave. the fact that we cannot show their faces only highlights the dangers they face. >> they will land in deep trouble. they will target mean to kill me. >> among local people, they are infidels to us, it too. they put their lives on the lines, joining troops on patrol. more than 20 interest are the lost their lives. people who did the same job in iraq or offered asylum. >> we were not exactly the same do have the interpreter. it would have been a big target. >> wh
the border with pakistan. officials say taliban fighters were also killed in the air strike. >> officials in california say they believe a former police officer who was the subject of a week-long manhunt is dead. a charred body has been found in a remote cabin where christopher dorner had barricaded himself. dorner is suspected of killing three people last week before going on the run. >> heavy snowfall in ukraine has collapsed building belonging to the chernobyl nuclear power plant. no radiation was released. the building was located around 70 meters from the damaged reactor where workers are building a new containment shell. chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986. >> and now to sports news, football. the champions league round of 16 is under way. >> today, manchester united plays madrid, and the reigning champions, dortmund travel. their focus will be firmly set on a place with the champions league quarter finals. >> dortmund go into the game off the back of a disappointing loss to hamburg in the bundesliga. ukrainian leader is still on winter break -- the
which was banned by the former taliban regime as unislamic. ♪ >> students from the afghanistan national institute of music performed traditional afghan tunes. in new york's prestigious carnegie hall on tuesday. the school was established in 2010 under the afghan administration of education with hefty financial support from abroad. half the school's 140 students are orphans or street children. one-third of them are girls. musicians ranging in age from 10 to 22 also enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform alongside a local american high school orchestra. >> because they're in afghanistan, no girls play music and i'm happy, i'm lucky. >> translator: my goal is that one day i'll be a good musician, a good music player. then i can show other people around the world that afghans are good at playing music. ♪ >> the orchestra's tour schedule also includes performances in boston as well as at the kennedy center in washington, d.c. >>> and that's going to wrap up our bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. embolden citizens still
. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already announced 34,000 troops. that's half the total american force will withdraw from afghanistan by the end of this year. but if u.s. forces are prevented from executing their missions, you may start to hear calls from here in washington to pull out all american forces sooner than planned. >> jim miklaszewski tonight, thanks. >>> john kerry made his debut on the world stage today as secretary of state. he will visit nine countries in europe and the middle east with syria and iran topping his agenda. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is traveling with him and is in london for us tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. as secretary kerry embarks on this first foreign tr
was presented with the award for leading a charge against taliban fighters who attacked a small outpost in 2009. eight americans died in that battle. we honor the service of romesha and all of those soldiers. and finally, your voice this week, the question comes from yasin who asks "where can i rewatch your programs can." thank you for watching. evi episode issal variable at our website, abcnews.com/thisweek or check out our web only interviews like this morning newt gingrich will be sticking around to answer your questions much that's all for us today. thank you for sharing part of your sunday with us. check out with"world news with d muir" tonight. george will be back next week and we hope you will too.
. the taliban has tried to assassinate you many different times. and you seem remarkably serene in the face after this kind of danger. is that just something you have a faith that you believe this is your destiny this is what you must do even with the peril it puts you in? >> it's a choice. i could come to europe or u.s. and stay luxurious life like many other people in this world do or i could stay back in my country and try to contribute to a small change if i can. i have decided to go for the second option though it's not easy. i feel as a woman if you become stronger politcally or socially you find more opponents. there's people that want you not to be in this world. there's been woman that i -- that i had to face insurgency face to face. they tried to kill me. i was under attack for half an hour. but still i -- you know i think afghanistan needs people who bring change for the people and i think -- again, i see myself part of the agent of change in afghanistan. and afghanistan is not only a country where you hear about war it's a country full of values and perhaps you have seen it in o
under attack and the taliban claiming responsibility. around the world in 80 seconds >> pakistan, just dawn in the northwestern part of the country, militants raiding the camp with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled gren aped and suicide vests and soldiers and civilians murdered . 12 attackers killed and the pakistan taliban said they out the attack. china, a massive dike breach and water gurk out of the reservoir and flowing in a village and flooding home and businesses and factories. one person kill 19 other injured and several roads are closed to traffic. >> west bank. israeli troops firing tear gas at palestinian protestors who hurled rocks as they chanted. the israelis trying to dismantled a series was tents pitched by the activist. they are angry . no injuries are reported. russia, marking 70 years since the end of the battle of stalingrade. soldiers marched solemnly and a vintage tank rolled in the city once known as stalingrad. that was one . bloodiest cities and turning point in the world war. >> well, you might know they're going to play a game tomorrow in new orleans. ha
-ma e-mail@foxnews.com. it is the first time that she is spoken since the taliban tried to murder her by shooting her in the head. >> i am happy the operation is a success. >> more on the amazing recovery of the young pakistani activist. >> a police chase comes to a sudden stop thanks to help from mother nature. we will show you what happened and where this was when we come back. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox. with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done" with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three times the coverage. now when you b
and the taliban. what on earth are we doing over there? why do we care about the hearts or minds or building the schools? i mean, outside of osama bin laden going to afghanistan and tricking the taliban into this spectacular attack on america, in general the muslims in afghanistan like the ones in indonesiaia have not exported terrorism. that's been the specialty of other countries. they really just want to be left alone so why don't we just leave them alone, as long as they're not plotting an attack on us, what is the point? >> michelle flournoy just laid out calmly four or five great ways to reduce the pentagon budget, including getting out of afghanistan, taking the civilian population in the d.o.d. down because we're leaving afghanistan. i thought it was pretty good, ann. somebody ought to listen to her. >> yes, i agree. i'm glad you brought up with her the base closings. this is why you seed something like a closure. the american people are of two find minds. they think government should be smaller, thinks government wants too. but the second you name a specific program that's going to
enough. >> reporter: october 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleashed a torrent of withering fire on a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. the attack so fierce, in the end, more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the post were killed or wounded. but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the outpost, soldiers became heroes. one in particular. >> i know that there are so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and dub the same thing. >> former staff sergeant clint romesha is a reluctant hero he help plan the recapture of keating and led soldiers in a grueling day-long battle. next week, romesha will receive the medal of honor, the fourth living recipient among those who served in afghanistan and iraq. chris jones was a young private under romesha's command when the taliban struck. >> he is, in my opinion, the only reason we came back that day. >>. >> reporter: you led them right into place where is your fellow soldier has already been killed. that's why you are getting this medal. others had died in a place that you ran into. you w
. and soon, the awful odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage. the high ground, the mountains above. an they were unleashing everything they had. rocket propelled grenades. heavy machine. mort mortars. snipers taking aim. to those americans down below, the fire was coming in from every single direction. they'd never seen anything like it. with gun fire impacting all around him, clint raced to one of the bar racks and grabbed a machine gun. he took aim at one of the enemy machine teams and took it out. a rocket propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel in to his hip, his arm and his neck. but he kept fighting. disregarding his own wounds and tending to an injured comrade instead. then over the radio, came words no solder ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp. they were taking over buildings. the combat was close,
of or substantially supported al-qaeda, taliban or associated forces. one of the problems here, of course is that we have to take the government's word for it. you will be held without a trial until the end of hostility. when is the end of hostilities? no one knows. there is no end to the hostilities, and if they can prove your part of al-qaeda, great, take them to court, bring them to oh justice. if they can't they detain you indefinitely, and you just have to take the government's word. some people are not happy about this. chris hedges, award winning reporter is one of them, so he sued along with others, and his lawyer is bruce afran. wednesday, they went to court. here's what afran had to say. >> what our case comes down to is are we going to have a simple justice system in the united states or a military justice system. the civil justice system is ingrained in the constitution, battling tyranny and creating a democratic society. what they are trying to impose is a system of military justice that allows the military to police the streets of america. cenk: those are strong words but if you're int
woman shot in the head by the taliban for supporting girls education. her name is malala yousufzai. she was on her way home last october from school when two men asked her by name and shot her in the head and neck. despite surgery and months of rehabilitation the teenage activist has not given up. >> all of them have prayed for me and because of these prayers and because of these prayers god has given me this new life and this is the 2nd life. this is a new life and i -- second life. this is a new life and i want to serve. i want to serve the people and i want every girl, every child, to be educated. >> wow, she's got an incredible spirit. malala made the short list for time magazine's person of the year in 2012. she writes a blog about life under the taliban in pakistan. her shooting led to national outrage and attention to the struggle for women's rights. >>> tonight on the news edge video that's hard to watch and impossible to forget, why police charged a maryland caregiver with abuse after fding this video on youtube. >> and nurses meet with the d.c. council to save their overwhelme
a nato attack that took out top taliban leaders. three commanders, including a notorious al qaeda linked military leader were killed in the air raid. officials say five children and four women also died in that attack. nato is investigating. the mission supported u.s. and afghan forces on the ground in the taliban-controlled area. angie goff at the live dress being, news 4. >>> a much quieter french quarter this morning. cleaning crews have taken the place of crowds on bourbon street. an estimated million people traveled there this year. it helped to generate $144 million for the gulf coast economy. >>> churches across the d.c. area will celebrate ash wednesday and the beginning of lent. hundreds are expected in st. matthew in dupont circle. that's where archbishop of washington will lead a mass after noon today. the symbolic marking on the forehead represents repentance. it's a time of spiritual reflection. >>> one church will try to accommodate christians. st. george's pipst episcopal will offer ashes to go outside the clarendon and virginia metro stops during the morning and evening c
at the numbers. now we know the numbers were wrong. taliban attacks are not on the way down in afghanistan. as violent in 2012 as it was in 2011. no change at all. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, what happened? >> well, with little fanfare, shep, u.s. and nate officials in afghanistan removed from their web site the month-to-month figure saying attacks by the taliban were down by 7% last year. there seemed to be a mistake. a mistake that led to administration officials making statements like this. >> violence levels have been trending downward in the last two years after five years of steady increases beginning in 2006. >> the problem is the attacks weren't trending downward. they were exactly the same as in 2011. an embarrassing admission by the pentagon that the the narrative about how the president's strategy in afghanistan was bearing fruit may have been misleading, shep. >> shepard: they must be making some case at the pentagon in their own defense. >> well, in essence, they blame the afghans. the afghan commanders supposedly forgot to submit their field repor
afghanistan killed ten civilians nine of them women and children. the attack targeted a taliban hideout. three taliban commanders were also killed in the strike. nato forces are investigating and they take the allegations of civilian death very seriously. >>> 6:17 now. moments ago, the pope made his first comments since announcing his resignation. a live look at vatican city. the pope made his address there about an hour ago. you can still see huge crowds of people gathered at st. peter's square. an ecstatic kraut greeted the pope. he told them he's aware of the gravity of his decision but prayer and christ will help guide the church. the pope will celebrate ash wednesday mass later today at st. peter's basilica. the pope's last address will likely be february 27th. one day before he steps down. >>> as christians around the world mark ash wednesday, one virginia church hopes to reach people who can't make it to church. there will be ashes to go at the clarn ton and virginia square metro stations during the morning and evening commutes today. >>> a disabled carnival cruise ship could arrive in
civilians. the strike hit a suspected taliban hideouts. most of the dead were women and children. california police say they believe former los angeles police officer christopher dorner has died in a final standoff in the snowy mountains of big bear. a suspect believed to be dorner took refuge in a cabin after a car chase. a single gunshot was reportedly heard from within the cabin before it erupted in flames. officers are now testing the dead body recovered from the site to confirm they have dorner's remains. the shares deputy was killed in the gunfight between police and dorner, bringing his victims to four. >> he abandoned his vehicle, fled on foot into the forest, barricaded himself in a cabin, and at that time, there was an exchange of fire between law enforcement personnel outside the cabin and the suspect inside. after that fight, two that the sheriffs were shot. one of them died after being taken to loma linda. the second is in surgery and is expected to survive. >> this would end a manhunt after dorner promised to exact revenge on the lapd after his firing in 2008. the senate armed
, the odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage, a high ground, the mountains above. and they run the machine -- they were unleashing everything they had, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, snipers taking aim. to those americans coming -- to those americans down below, the fire was coming from every direction. they had never seen anything like it. with gun packed -- with gunfire impacting all around them, clinton raised to one of the barracks machine guns. he took aim at one of the enemy teams and took it out. a rocket-propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel into his hip, his arm, and into his neck. but he kept fighting, disregarding his own wound, and tending to an injured conrad instead. then over the radio came words no soldier ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp and were taking over buildings. the combat was close, as taught -- at times as close as 10 feet. whe
the taliban among them. >> let me get that. we consider those groups, obviously a threat to the united states. they're the groups that we are in a conflict with, authorized by the authorization for use of military force by the congress and those are the groups against which we run our efforts primarily around, in afghanistan. in south asia, and in other parts of the world. that's the focus of the united states effort because those are the groups that threaten the united states. what president karzai is sayi and we e movi to implement that decisions, in support of this, he is saying that afghans should provide for the core security in afghanistan. that they should be in the lead focused against the insurgency which threatens the afghan government. that's the taliban. >> right. >> and but that's what we're training in supporting and resourcing the afghans to do. and so very importantly, this may, may of 2013, 2013, the mission, the focus of the u.s. forces and the isap forces, the international forces working with the united states will change. and as of may of 2013, these forces, our forces wi
enough after the united states leaves to with stan the taliban and the taliban is able to gain somewhat approaching the power they had previously when they had power, that they would welcome al-qaeda back. >> well, you know, one of the big questions that has not been answered by the president's advisors is what's the american military presence going to be after 2014. in the state of the union, he said we'll be down basically by half a year from now. there are 66,000 now. at the end of the february next year it will be 32,000. but what happens after 2014 when the so-called war is over and there are a whole number of options on the table, anywhere i'd say from 3,000 troops to 10,000 troops or 9,000 troops. and also the capabilities that could be kept in the country from the u.s. side counterterrorism error and all that. so i think what military posture the u.s. agrees to keep in after 2014, and that will effect what nato agrees to do, are the non-u.s. part of nato i think will have a big effect what happens in afghanistan in terms of this question. we should be able to preclude that if th
karzai and david cameron had a meeting to spend a six-month deadline on tax of the taliban. two ambition i pakistan was a political party functioning in society? and two, to think the footprint strategy is fun for the united states in afghanistan long-term? >> the first one is to speak to in terms of where they see the taliban up but i love all an integrated in the mainstream of society. they do have constitutional obligations they seem to uphold that we are also looking with the united states transitions and if ken estanislao. there is a timeline as well in an election to be held in afghanistan. so these are processes and political decisions they must make themselves. and when i say this, i do want to point to the historic ship that pakistan is proactively making. our government has been clear, including all of our stakeholders, which includes the military that pakistan is going to strenuously support all efforts of stabilizing afghanistan and bringing peace to the region because that is the know our vital interests. we live right they are and it's stable and peaceful afghanistan is in
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dispute. a 15-year-old pakistani girl survived being shot in the head by the taliban released from the london hospital. usefy will continue rehabilitation in birmingham, england. it's a miracle. >> some new perspective on the current state of the economy right now. according to the bureau of economic analysis since the end of the recession in 2009 the u.s. economy has grown 7.5%. compare that to double digit growth in other post recession periods and it appears that president obama has presided over the weakest economic recovery since world war ii. this as a new fox news poll shows 52% of americans believe the worst is yet to come. that's up from 48% just a year ago. let's bring in our political panel, angela mcglowan and a former spokesperson for vermont gosh howard dean who is also a presidential candidate. ladies, thanks for joining us, look, there's a lot of pessimism right now as we're seeing right now, a degree of uncertainty amongst the american people and why do you think that is when we're seeing that the economy shall at least our unemployment rate dropped to below 8%. >>
in afghanistan in 2009 when three taliban fighters launched an ambush. it was one of the bloodiest of the war. they called in air support that killed 30 enemy fighters and resiced h -- risked his life to retrieve the bodies of the fallen p. >> they fought valiantly and magnificently that day. i will forever be humbled to his commitment to service and loyalty to one another. >> before the ceremony his son stole the show. he tried to climb the president's podium and then made a dash for the chair where his dad would sit. >> that is your 5@5:00. >> it is time to look at who is talking and we are return to t the manhunt the fugitive ex cop accused of killing three people. police say they believe christopher dorner may have had an accomplice who helped him flee to new mexico. he has been on the run since the rampage that happened february 3rd in california. >> as we learn new details about the case we are hearing from one of his friends. a college friend who auz named in his manifesto talked about the time the two of them were in contact. >> seemed to be the same chris dorner i met in school. we
agent and the bomb was a fake. the government alleges he's a taliban sympathizers. >>> barry bonds is appealing his sole conviction. a three judge panel will hear the case. there's no time frame for a decision. >>> investigators in current county are trying to figure out what caused a single car crash that killed four teenagers from oakland. it happened yesterday afternoon near california city along state highway 57 in the high desert southeast. five people were in the car at the time. several of whom are related. the victims are identified as maria moa, david moa, george moa and rachel fisiahi all under 20 years old. another patient was flown to the hospital. >>> the freshman basketball team dedicated their game to a teammate who is in a medically induced coma after being hit by a car. they plan to honor their teenager honsby. he broke his legs and also suffered traumatic brain injury when the car hit him yesterday afternoon. >> they won't be able to tell me if he had brain damage until they start taking him. clayton valley won the game 52- 46. >>> thousands of revelers took to th
an oakland bank will appear in court. the 28-year-old defendant is a taliban sympathizer who planned to destroy the bank of america on friday. he was arrested after trying to activate a car bomb parked in front of the bank. an underdiscover f.b.i. agent designed something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates question whether he was capable of carrying out the plot with a documented mental illness. >> we will shift gears from land to sea, ahead the new location where coffee lovers can get a java jolt. >> he calls it a childish spectacle turning down an in >> fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back and looking at the satellite and radar, notice the jet stream, the storm track to the north we are starting to see that offshore wind develop, and that will bring us warmer weather headed through today and especially tomorrow and friday. we starting off with a little bit of fog, a few clouds near the cost trying to push into san francisco, and mid-30's inland, and low 40's around the bay and coast through 7:00, and in t
in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom commander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that there won't get drawdown and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents across the pakistan border. the government o
. and the taliban robbed afghanistan of its musical soul, but he is bringing it back. >> we can speak in a common language of humanity, which is the language of music. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. this a special western edition. >> the most wanted man in california fired lapd officer christopher dorner apparently is surrounded tonight in a burning home in the mountains of san bernadino county east of los angeles. dorner was discovered by fish and game officers a little after noon local time gunbattles followed and two sheriff
it was to an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant clint rome show. -- clint romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. just from every eye point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire-fight. >> reporter: a re-creation of the battle shows romache was everywhere that day, running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they own the place. and to see that, you know, it's just unreal for a second. that's ours, you know. we're not going to let them do that. >> reporter: how close do you think in retrospect you came to being overrun? >> almost as close as you can get w
against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. thank you for joining us and taking these difficult questions. students,
was recognized yesterday for defending an american outpost from hundreds of taliban fighters. despite being wounded in battle, the soldier attacked enemies and also helped save many of his fellow troops. >> he lives the soldier's creed. i will never leave a falling comrade. so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down. and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. there are many lessons from cop keating, one of them is that our troops should never, ever be put if a position where they have to defend the indefensible. but that's what these soldiers did for each other in sacrifice driven by pure luck. >>> all right. not to be outdone by his dad, his young son collin entertained the crowd before the ceremony. it was super cute. msnbc had that live. president obama said that little guy actually had also been racing around the oval office in advance of the ceremony. adorable. all right, as always, you can let us know why you're awake. shoot us an e-mail or tweet me a
sergeant was among 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds of taliban fighters in 2009. ramisha repeatedly risked his life in a long day fire fight. he also led others to safety and helped recover the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in health watch tonight, a new study out today confirms what we have known for quite some time. americans are eating too much salt. but as allison harmlan reports, some packaged foods are now getting some help. >> when i go into the supermarket i look at the package and look at the sodium. if the sodium is extremely high i don't buy the food. >> reporter: salt in packaged foods is to blame for 45% of our salt intake. 21 food companies including kraft, heinz and subway got together in washington to announce they've lowered salts in their products. >> the changes are going to have a big impact on the public's health. >> reporter: most people consume a tablespoon a day which is much more than recommended. >> lowering sodium is really the goal that you want to have to lower blood pressure then prevent stroke
, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for promoting girls' education, has been formally nominated for the nobel peace prize. she would be the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award. the winner will be announced in october. >>> after all that cold weather much of the country has been dealing with finally some good news tonight. listen. >> an early spring for you and me! >> it's groundhog day and if you trust the prediction of a large rodent from western pennsylvania, spring will come early this year. punxsutawney phil failed to see his shadow this morning and according to legend that means warm weather is just around the corner. i'm going to take that at face value. >>> up next behind a super bowl tradition that makes a big splash. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ]
survived an assasination attmept by the taliban is speaking for the first time in public, following another round of surgeries to repair her skull. 15 year-old was shot in the head by a gunman last fall. she had been blogging in support of educating girls, despite death threats made against her. doctors at a hospital in britain added a titanium plate to her skull and installed an ear implant to restore her hearing. she is now able to speak clearly, though the left side of her face remains rigid. i can see you. back and see everyone. i am getting better day by day. malala also thanked her supporters for their kind words and prayers throughout her recovery process. archaeologists say there is overwhelming evidence that remains found in the most unlikely of places are those of england's king richard the third. this skull is part of a skeleton found buried beneath a parking lot in the city of leicester last year. after radio carbon dating and d- n-a tests.. researchers are now convinced the bones are those of richard the third. a direct descendant of the king provided d-n-a for comparison. ric
the award. jack tapper spoke 20 him about the day the taliban overran his outpost. >> let's go. >> there is movement everywhere. it was muzzle flashes everywhere. just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> october, 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleash a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded. but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the out post, soldiers became heros. one in particular. >> i know that there are so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> former staff sergeant clint roam na sh romesha led troops in repelling the onslaught of taliban fighters. during a grueling day-long battle. next week, romesha will receive the medal of honor, the highest award for combat bravery becoming just the fourth living recipient among those who have bed in afghanistan and iraq. chris jones was a young private when the taliban struck. >> he is my opinion, the only rea
decoration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> reporter: this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant romesha helped repel their attack. more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of just 53 men. defending an outpost the president called tactically indefensible. >> these men were outnumbered, outgunned and almost overrun. >> reporter: he's credited with retaking the outpost and saving many of his brothers in arms. but more than 20, including romesha were injured and eight were killed. their families were here. and romesha spoke about them. >> they'll be there. i just know it. >> reporter: many of his fellow soldiers were here today. romesha told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure. though romesha's son colin near little stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams, aspirations, hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband, that really missed out on the 11 years i was in, you know? and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white
. >> the air strike targeted two homes in eastern afghanistan. at least four senior taliban leaders were killed. afghan officials report that nine afghan civilians, including women and children, were also killed in the strike. there were likely in the home next door to where the insurgents were. this happened near the pakistani border. u.s. border officials in kabul are looking into reports of civilians being killed. back to you. >> thank you. another big story we are following. the manhunt for the former lapd officer accused of murder, it might be over. investigators found charred human remains inside a burning cabin in california where they had a shootout with christopher dorner. john gonzalez is in a satellite center with the latest on this developing story. >> a spokesperson says star and human remains have been found in the cabin where the rogue officer was believed to be barricaded. it will be sometime before police can get a positive i.d., but there's reason to believe the manhunt is over this morning, which means if the then- day murder spree concludes with four people dead and the fugi
, how our government is handcuffing our border agents. they were outnumbered. taliban fighters have been pinned down and despite taking shrapnel to his neck, he refused to give up his post to the enemy. american hero and medal of honor recipient. he's here living and joining us at the top of joining us at the top of the hour. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. plus a valuable coupon. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections
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hailed as a hero for standing up to the taliban and now the girl who was brutally attacked has been nominated for the nobel peace prize. the 15-year-old girl was attacked by gunmen, traveling home from school in october. the teenager was targeted for writing a blog that criticized the taliban for keeping girls from getting an education. more good news from the girl. the doctor successfully carried out a five-hour surgery on london to reconstruct her skull and help restore her lost hearing. for more than sick years, a portrait of jesus has hung in middle school, along with other well-known and important people in history. but that may be ending. the freedom from religion and the aclu says it violates the first amendment and wants to take it down. hiram, what have you been able to tell the school about the demand that the portrait of jesus has to go? >> well, we have been asked by the school district to do a report and recommendation. one of the things that we found out is that, you know, this is the back bone of america, jackson, ohio. these are hard-working fireworks and they have b
on fox news using some scary language to talk about guns. >> we are all obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about these gangs that are ruining neighborhoods. we need a federal task force, if it takes 500 agents, 1,000 agents, go into chicago. >> now chicago is the taliban, right? this feels like fear. >> it's an interesting thing. actually, i wouldn't be surprised if a lot of low income residents agreed with that. look, we want more law enforcement, we want this to be treated as a national emergency. maybe not with the same language. put 1,000 agents on the street of chicago, a lot of people might be in favor of that. >> weren't they away from the international treaty like that. you have to realize when he's talking, this is a guy whose main directive is to make more gun sales. slate had an article 300 million guns, shotguns for sporting. there's a diminishing return of sales there. now the big market is in the sort of vicarious fake military guy. that is where the market is growing. people buying assault weapons like ar-15s to pretend they are in the military and doing fa
was getting help from a man who was connected to the taliban. in reality, it was an undercover fbi agent. authorities waited until he attempted to detonate the bomb, and then it took him into custody. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. will take you to a candlelight vigil out of fairfield for a slain a teenager. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> the time this 8:18 a.m.. the big apple is blanketed with snow. here you concede new york city's central park is in white. the snow continues to fall after two storm systems have already converge. travel from nearly 60 airports have been affe
fbi agent posing as a taliban sympathizer helped him build the bomb that was a fake. authorities claim the suspect wanted to carry out a terrorist threat. but civil rights groups are claiming he's mentally ill and not capable of that kind of plot on his own. >>> the white house is unveiling details of president obama's plan to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks. during his state of the union address, the president said the power grids, financial institutions and air traffic control systems, they are all targets. he signed an executive order calling for new standards to protect computer systems that run crucial infrastructure. that order directs intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with companies. >>> 7:36. in overnight news, more than 100 workers were evacuated in san lorenzo last night because of an ammonia leak. it happened around 10:00 at a building ownedded and operated by -- owned and operated by sara lee on grant avenue and worer thisly drive -- wortherly drive. the hazmat situation lasted about three hours and firefighters say no one was hurt.
or not the troops deal with the taliban. how do you, you've seen this. how does that work out? how do you weigh both things? >> well this is the first time we've come out of a war, jenna, without really coming out of a war. the american presence will be in afghanistan probably for another four to five years. and beginning in 2014 the forces there will be down to something like 32,000 to your point. they have already been taken out of the budget. that will leave our presence there to do only two things, counter terrorism, killing the taliban and a little bit of advise and assist to the afghan army. many inside the pentagon say that is not nearly enough right now particularly given all the other uncertainties in the world in places like iran and north korea. the risk is that these nations will miscalculate, they will make mistakes. they will misinterpret what the america's all about when they see the pentagon going after its budget with a meat axe, jenna. jenna: quick question on this because i can't imagine what it is like to be in war right now which we are and hearing about the defense cuts at home
overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there. of course, afghanistan fell apart and we had go back. anorak it's falling apart very, very quickly. we are facing an insurgency, we don't know what to do. like nagl, all the officers who were there hadn't been trained to fight this sort of war. they do know what to do so they did what they usually do. which was to bang down doors and arrest and kill people, which is anybody who would read nagl what is known is counterproductive because you wind up killing the wrong people. you inflame, you this off their brother and their cousins and they become insurgents, too. so the insurgents is going. meanwhile, petraeus upend mosul besides to put into effect the ideas of these books he's been reading. so he and his guys, they start setting up elections for the new district council. they set up the elections. they bring in fuel trucks from turkey. they read open the university. they get to mutation systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria along northern iraq. it is all this on his own. he's
is a good idea. >>> the school girl shot by the taliban is recovering in england. moments ago, a video of malala was released. she is getting better day by day. >>> and the 500-year-old remains of richard iii have been confirmed. the skeleton was found underneath a parking lot. >>> retailers, banks and shoppers are adjusting to life without the penny as ottawa phases out the coin starting today. some are spending hundreds of thank you thousands of dollars to revamp the system. the penny is being pha >>> we are looking at a log of fog around bay area. some places seeing visibilities less than an 1/8 of a mile. being to take time for that to break up. temperatures until the 30s and the 40s. i think by the afternoon, the fog will be sitting out toward the coastline. it will keep you cool there as well. only in the 50s. 60s in the bay and the valley. next couple of days, chance of showers returns on thursday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by subway restaurants. subway build your better breakfast breakfast. >>> navy s.e.a.l. chris kyles
and what it means for our troops in the fight against the taliban. >>> plus, some breaking news from sin city. police naming a prime suspect in a wild shootout that left of three people dead on the las vegas strip. now they need your help tracking him downment -- down. exciting and would always come to my rescue. but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat chow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both loved the taste. after a few months max's "special powers" returned... and i got my hero back. purina cat chow healthy weight. after a few months max's "special powers" returned... and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll
in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no drop in the number of talks. >>> a noontime ceremony is planned in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary on the first alternate attack on the world trade center. the city will honor the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the garage below one of the twin towers. more than a thousand others were hurt. six islamic extremists were responsible for this attack. >>> 7:15. now we're just three days away from those automatic budget cuts becoming law. president obama is traveling today in his fight to prevent the budget cuts. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president wants republicans to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: dave, senate democrats came up with a plan that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. senate majority leader, harry reid, was on the floor just a moment ago. republicans around the country, the majority of them support this balanced approach and the only republica
. doctors in great britain plan to update the condition of the pakistani schoolgirl shot by the taliban after two big operations. malala was shot by the taliban because she wanted an education. surgeons in birmingham reconstructed her skull and restored her hearing in what may be her final two operations. good to see that she's doing better. >> remarkable young lady. that's for sure. >>> and the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and "american sniper" author chris kyle and his friend at a texas gun range. the suspect also an iraqi war vet apparently suffered from mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. with more on this here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away. but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say
. in afghanistan we won on the ground and now we will be negotiating with the taliban and instead of in powering the afghani civil society. i could go on for not africa. lou: and judy miller is shaking her head. are you next going to say you endorse negotiating with terrorists? >> i don't, but on the other hand, they are there. lou: they do have that fundamental advantage in the negotiation. >> they are not going home, not waiting for the victory parade. they are there and you must deal with them. lou: or you have to eliminate them. >> or you have to eliminate them. lou: that was our option over two administrations, and we chose not to follow. >> i think it is impossible to eliminate all of them in a democracy like ours. lou: speaking of disasters, your quick reaction, if i may, to the confirmation of chuck hegel. >> it is simple. there isothing new here. this policy will be the policy of the administration and though he represented better than secretary clinton because he will try to engage the iranian without the iranian people. he will try to see how he can settle the issue in syria without b
hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean says he is dropping the matter. brown is already on five years' probation after assaulting his pop star girlfriend rihanna back in 2009. >>> the man who invented etch a sketch has passed away. french electrician andre cassagnes dreamed up the drawing toy in his garage back in 1950. etch a sketch's popularity go
are obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be but what about the gangs that are ruining neighborhoods? we need a federal task force if it takes 500 agents, if it takes 1,000 agents, go into chicago. i know holder doesn't want to do it, i gnome rahm -- i know rahm emanuel doesn't want to. he said they are guppies and cannot be concerned with drug dealers with drugs. every gang member on the street of chicago starting tomorrow morning, pick them up, we have federal law to get them off the street and put them in prison and that would cut crime and we are thought doing that. >>chris: that is a legitimate people and would not have saved the people in colorado or newtown, or in oregon. now, the questions of rights the big victory for the n.r.a. the court affirmed the 2nd amendment, but here is justice scalia writing in the majority opinion. the second amendment conferred a right to keep and bear arms but it was not unlimited. scalia talks in the majority decision about what kinds of weapons people can buy, who can buy them, where they can be carried. the right is not unlimited, sir. >>guest: we
, obama administration lawyers argue the government can kill americans believed to be top taliban leaders posing, quote, an imminent threat of attack against the united states. >> we have acknowledged the united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, prevent future attacks and save american lives. the strikes are legal, ethical an wise. >> but as expected, the memo coming under fire from civil rights activists because of how broadly imminent threat is defined. quote, the condition that an operational leader present an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. now, the memo also has new details on legal case behind more drone strikes against al qaeda suspects. such as a strike
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